Nvidia Tegra 4 

Expected July, 2013
  • 1.9 GHz
  • Penta core
  • Unlocked

The Nvidia Tegra 4 is a powerful phone and tablet processor that was released in the second quarter of 2013. It’s a successor to the Tegra 3 series and has improved performance to prove that. It a quad-core processor, each of the cores clocks at 1.9GHz, but the, much like its predecessor, the Tegra 4 is equipped with a fifth processor. The role of that fifth processor is to handle mundane tasks, like music or video playback or to be the only active core during the device’s standby time, potentially saving a lot of battery power. The Tegra 4 also comes with an integrated GPU that’s clocked at 672MHz and is six times faster than that of the Tegra 3.

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Nvidia Tegra 4

GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt Offscreen

Tegra 4
93.7 fps

SunSpider 0.9.1

Tegra 4
499 ms

BrowserMark 2.0

Tegra 4


Tegra 4

GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt Classic (Offscreen)

Tegra 4
57 fps

In The News From around the web

Initial benchmarks are quite promising and show a major leap over the last generation Tegra.
Fluff words aside, the results seem very promising with Tegra K1 Leading in the Tablets Charts and even Holding its own in the Notebook sector!

Tegra 4 was pushed because of Tegra 4i

by Fuad Abazovic |
On the other hand, we heard that early versions of Tegra 4 were simply getting too hot and frankly we don't see why Nvidia would delay its flagship SoC for tactical reasons.
Nvidia claims Tegra 4i has many design wins and it should be a very popular chip.

Delayed Tegra 4 now aims at tablets

by Fuad Abazovic |
Tegra 4 will be there on time for back to school and therefore will end up with a few key tablet designs, but not the new Nexus 7 as we already reported.
China and most of Asia don’t really care about LTE support and therefore there will be a few Tegra 4 based phones for the Chinese market.

Nvidia Tegra 4 schedule points to late Q2 availability

by Peter Scott |
Nvidia describes Tegra 4i phones as “mainstream” phones, which means they should end up rather cheap.
Tegra 4 is a couple of still months away, but now we have a slightly clearer picture of what to expect, and when.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 1.9 GHz
Cores Penta core
Is unlocked Yes


Overclocked clock speed 1.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.81 GHz

power consumption


Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 2 MB
Manufacture process 28 nm
Architecture ARM

integrated graphics


memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Channels Dual Channel
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